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01 July 2016
Use needles from drug use
Only one in six of the 29 million people who are dependent on drugs are accessing the vital treatment and support services they need, according to new data released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).The World Drug Report 2016, launched in advance of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (26 June), looks... more
Transgender women in HIV clinic
20 June 2016
25 million transgender people experience difficulties in accessing services that can help them feel supported and keep them both physically and mentally healthy, according to a landmark Lancet series on transgender health.The new series, published... more
Characters from MTV Shuga
16 June 2016
People who watch the popular MTV series ‘MTV Shuga’ for over six months are more than twice as likely to get tested for HIV compared to those who do not watch the show.Originating in Kenya in 2009, MTV Shuga is produced by the MTV Staying Alive... more
HIV counselling in Malawi
10 June 2016
The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has created an investment fund of US $100 million earmarked for key populations most affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, people who use drugs, prisoners... more
08 June 2016
Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, meaning the rate of transmission has fallen below 2%.In its announcement, the World Health Organization (WHO) also congratulated Thailand on eliminating... more
Person passed out on the couch after injecting heroin
03 June 2016
An injectable version of the opiate substitution treatment (OST) buprenorphine – which is delivered through an implant – has been approved for use in the USA by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug, Probuphine, is a long-acting... more